WHO: A Long History of Corruption, Wasteful Spending, and Absent Transparency

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President Donald Trump announced on April 14 that his administration would halt funding to the World Health Organization after its questionable handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Trump has criticized WHO, accusing them of being “very China-centric”. In a press conference, Trump said, “We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it, and we’re going to see.”

The President is not the first to call attention to this global organization as many skeptics have been calling for its reform for over a decade. 

The World Health Organization has a long, sorted history of corruption, wasteful spending, and lack of transparency.  

 The Associated Press published an exposé detailing WHO employees indulgence in first-class airfare and five-star hotels. The AP uncovered documents indicating WHO has spent over 800 million dollars in travel expenses. After these discoveries, an accountability seminar was called in 2015 where the organization’s finance chief Nick Jeffries said the employees “can sometimes manipulate a little bit of their travel.” WHO officials admitted that their employees do not travel in a cost-efficient manner nor are they encouraged to do so.

Reports uncovered that the World Health Organization spends more on travel in a given year than they do on AIDS, malaria, or tuberculosis. Despite tuberculous killing over 3,000 people per day, the World Health Organization allocated 59 million to slow the spread, not even half of their yearly travel budget

In May 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected to head the organization. Dr. Tedros has a Ph.D. in community health and was the former Ethiopian leader of Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a faction of a Marxist revolutionary group. 

Since the start of the outbreak, Tedros has praised the Chinese Communist Party’s handling of the situation. In a speech, he said, “I was very impressed in my meeting with President Xi at his detailed knowledge of the outbreak, his personal leadership, and his commitment as reflected in the words he told me.” Tedros added that the Chinese president told him: “We will take serious measures at the epicenter, at the source, in order to protect our people, and also to prevent the spread of the virus to other countries.”

“If we invest in fighting at the epicenter, at the source, then the spread to other countries is minimal and also slow,” Tedros told a committee while referencing the outbreak in Wuhan. “If it’s minimal and slow, what is going outside can also be controlled easily. So the number of cases we have now, 151, is actually small, and it’s growing only slowly.”

“So it can be managed — and when I say this, make no mistake: it can get even worse,” Tedros added. “But if we give it our best, the outcome could be even better. If not for this strategy and China’s efforts, the number of cases outside China would have been very much higher.”

This comes after the Chinese destroyed virus samples, silenced whistleblowers, and failed to take the appropriate steps needed to contain the disease. 

WHO ‘experts’ have claimed that CCP’s actions have averted thousands of new cases. This is clearly false as China allowed millions of people to leave Wuhan after the virus was discovered and the city was locked down.

Case numbers had reached the thousands when President Trump announced a travel ban from China. WHO officials and media pundits alike criticized this order, claiming it was xenophobic and unnecessary.

The World Health organization even went as far as to recite Chinese Communist Party propaganda, stating, “We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated. China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response.”

Given these shocking statements and the fact that WHO is run by a violent member of a Marxist “liberation” group, President Trump is right to be skeptical of it.

The World Health Organization is racked with corruption that clouds its ability to handle global health emergencies.

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